Issue #91


Nov. 8, 2013

Django 1.6 released, PyDev 3.0, botomatic and much more.

Issue #91: 0x5B
Friday,  November 8th, 2013

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News and Developments.


Django 1.6  and 1.4.10 released (

Django is out with 2 new releases this week, a bugfix release for Django 1.4 and the final version of Django 1.6, see release notes here.


PyDev 3.0 Released (

PyDev the Eclipse plugin for Python development has released version 3.0. PyDev user? Go check it out!



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Django 1.6 Released! Thoughts? (




pants (

A lightweight framework for writing asynchronous network applications. Pants is single-threaded and callback oriented, also includes a HTTP server with Websockets implementation, WSGI support and a simple web framework.  


openfaux-server (

Openfaux-server is the server-side portion of a tool that allows you to encrypt and mask your internet traffic.


alienfeed (

Looking to waste some more time? Take a look at this command line interface for Reddit.


pipeless (

Pipeless is a framework for building simple data pipelines.


botomatic (

Create twitter bots easily with this library. Botomatic handles Twitter authentication, retrieving messages, processing output and publishing to twitter.


rinohtype (

Rinohtype aims to be a definitive replacement for LaTex. Check out this blog post for all the details, current status and future plans for Rinohtype.



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wxPython 101: Using Frame Styles (

Those of you excited about making OS interfaces with Python should give this article a look. Describes how to create various types of wx.frame for all your application needs.

Aggregating and Plotting Time Series in Python (

Great article on graphing and plotting time series data in Python. Excellent place to start for beginners.

Retrieve Quandl's Data and Play with a Pandas (

Those of you looking for a data set to play around as well as manipulating and graphing that data should take al look at this IPython notebook.

Serving Raspberry Pi with Flask (

Great primer on connecting your Raspberry Pi to the world and do things like shut off your coffee maker with an HTTP request.

Writing a FUSE filesystem in Python (

It seems that creating FUSE filesystems in Python can be very easy with help from the fuse-python and fusepy libraries.  In this author goes through the steps of creating an encrypted file system layer in Python.

Using peewee to explore CSV files (

Use the peewee ORM to load csv files into a database and explore them programmatically. Very neat, uses reddit public datasets to quickly determine things like average ratio of upvotes to downvotes and average number of comments.


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